Wilson nxt tour, Babolat xcel, or Tec. X one Biaphase?

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  1. topspin18

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    I want to try to put one of these strings in the crosses of a poly because i have been having some shoulder issues.
    I was wondering which one...(nxt tour, Xcel, X one Biaphase)

    Holds tension the best?
    Gives the most spin?
    and is the most durable?

    any help would be great

    Thanks!
     
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  2. fortun8son

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    X-one is the softest, Xcel is the most durable. NXT Tour is the stiffest.
    They are all good... and pricey.
    None are very spinny or good at holding tension.

    Which poly? Some are friendlier than others.
    Just don't leave them in too long.

    MCS may be a good choice as a cross. Depends on how much power you need.
    There are good, soft synguts as well, like Gamma original 16 or Forten Sweet 16 and they hold up better than the multis.

    Many will say ditch the poly altogether and use something like RIP Control until you feel better.
    Not a bad idea.
     
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  3. mikeler

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    Xcel is much softer than X1 and holds tension much better. For any kind of minor injury, I'd recommend some rest and no poly strings. Using an expensive multi as a cross is a waste of money.
     
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  4. Torres

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    I'd say its the other way round. X1 for all its faults, its pretty buttery.
     
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  5. xsmasher

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    In my country I use Prince premier softlex which we have for around $10..it really does the job perfectly as crosses..so lucky
     
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  6. DrpShot!

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    At the very least put the multi in the mains and soften up on the tension of the poly in the crosses, but ditching poly altogether is probably best. Tourna's Quasi Gut has cured my TE in the past.
     
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    This from the guy who thinks OGSM is a softer solid core string...:twisted:
     
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  8. topspin18

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    So is OGSM softer or is forten sweet softer?
     
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  9. Torres

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    Gosen Micro 17 is a soft string.

    X1 is softer still, but beyond that you're in the realms of natural gut.

    So Gosen definitely sits on the soft end of the string scale. :D
     
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  10. mikeler

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    Hey Torres,

    Do you remember where we had this debate? It was fun while it lasted...
     
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  11. Torres

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    Was it in the '10 Reasons Why Gosen Micro is Soft' thread? :smile:

    It's soft, I tells ya, soft!!

    *runs down corridor screaming*
     
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  12. Muppet

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    Maybe on the continuum from kevlar to poly | to syn gut to multi to nat gut, OGSM can be considered to be on the softer side. But on the stiffer end of the softer side.
     
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  13. sansaephanh

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    Haha I believe OGSM is softer. Maybe I haven't strung it up high enough, but I definitely don't get that "crisp feel" when hitting with it. Forten is a little stiffer and has more pop imo.

    I'm going to try forten in some hybrids soon to see if I can get more pop from bhbr mains.
     
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  14. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Why don't you help yourself by resting and seeing a doctor to figure out why you're having shoulder issues? It's stupid to tell people you're hurting but wants to play through it. All the while, hoping some magical equipment will rid you of your problems.

    Gut or some $30 multi, if your joint hurts then your joint hurts. Switching equipment isn't going to help.
     
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  15. topspin18

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    Thanks for the help^^^^^

    That is probably a good idea
     
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  16. 4sound

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    I use multi-filaments exclusively. I really tried to like poly or hybrids, but just can't stand them.

    I used NXT Tour exclusively for a few years. I tried XCEL. It felt good but lost tension and broke pretty quickly compared to the others.

    I now use Tecnifibre NRG or X1. X1 is a little stiffer than NRG. NRG and X1 both hold their tension better than NXT Tour, a little stiffer and last a little longer.
     
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  17. mikeler

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    I wish I had your tendons my friend. :)
     
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  18. Torres

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    Years of playing with ultra stiff strings like Xcel have thoughened them up.
     
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    You are cracking me up in this thread. :)
     
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  20. bigmalik76

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    FORTEN by a mile
     
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    X1 frays way too easily...
     
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